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Marinus Goote Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

Call Letters

Letters Sent Home When Overseas During WWII

Military Orders, WWII

WWII Period. Press Releases - C.B.I. Theater

Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines

Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages

Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence



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Marinus Goote Collection, 1932-1998 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Marinus Goote Collection, 1932-1998

ID: COLL/361

Primary Creator: Goote, Marinus (1912-1999)

Extent: 4.4 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church, United States Army Chaplain (Major) in the Asia theater (1943-1945). Collection includes: call letters, letters sent home when overseas 1943-1945, military orders, press releases in the China-Burma-India Theater, Back to God Hour meditations, Bible Outlines, Pastor Peter's Diary, radio messages, diaries, correspondence, sermons, sermon outlines, articles, and mementos.

Biographical Note

Marinus Goote was born on July 14, 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Goote made his confession of faith in 1929 at Alpine Ave. Church. He attended Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. He graduated from the Seminary in 1939 earning his Th.B.  He was ordained on Sept. 28, 1939 at Aetna Christian Reformed Church.  With the outbreak of World War II, Rev. Goote served as a Chaplain for the U.S. Army.  He was stationed in the Asian theater from 1943 to 1945. He ministered to troops in India, Burma, and China. He also assisted in hospitals, and travelled with wounded soldiers.

Returning from the war, Goote served several other congregations, Allen Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan (1946-1951); Second Lynden, Washington (1951-1954); Evergreen Park, Chicago (1954-1962); Boston Square, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1962-1972); Immanuel, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1972-1977). In November of 1977 Rev. Goote retired.  During his career he was a delegate to the Synod 6 different times. He also served on the Board of Trustee of Calvin College and Seminary.  During retirement, Goote stayed active as the chaplain of the Wyoming, Michigan fire department. He also worked with the denominational archives in Calvin College's Heritage Hall.

Marinus Goote married Emma Schaap in November 1937. Together they had four daughters. Two weeks after his wife of sixty-two years passed, so too did Marinus Groote on February 27, 1999.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Call Letters, 1939-1972],
[Series 2: Letters Sent Home When Overseas During WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 3: Military Orders, WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 4: WWII Period. Press Releases - C.B.I. Theater, 1943-1945],
[Series 5: Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines, 1962-1990],
[Series 6: Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages, 1941-1979],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence, 1933-1992],
[All]

Series 5: Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines --- 1962-1990
Box 5
Folder 1: Family Altar, July 1962:  That You May Believe
Folder 2: Family Altar, Aug. 1966:  Footsteps of Peter
Folder 3: Family Altar, Aug. 1969:  From an Ephesus Pew-Point
Folder 4: Family Altar, June 1970:  Walking with the Good Shepherd
Folder 5: Family Altar, May 1971:  Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer
Folder 6: Today, Feb. 1972:  Matthew for Our Time
Folder 7: Today, Sept. 1972:  Alive in Christ
Folder 8: Today, April 1973:  Moments in Mark
Folder 9: Today, Oct. 1973:  Faith for Life’s Crises
Folder 10: Today, Sept. 1974:  Precious Promises
Folder 11: Today, Sept. 1975:  Time of Your Life
Folder 12: Today, Nov. 1977:  Special Kind of Faith
Folder 13: Today, Oct. 1978:  Meeting Our Savior
Folder 14: Today, July 1979:  Touched by Grace
Folder 15: Today, Feb. 1981:  Children of the Heavenly Father
Folder 16: Today, July 1983:  Our Great Confession
Folder 17: Today, Feb. 1986:  Growing Graciously
Folder 18: Today, Aug. 1990:  Looking Back
Folder 19: Bible Outlines:  God Said So.  Young Calvinist for Young Calvinettes, 1962-1963
Folder 20: Bible Outlines:  Federation Messenger, Philippians, Philemon, I, II, and III John --- September 1978 - March 1980
Folder 21: Bible Outlines:  Federation Messenger, II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1980-1981
Folder 22: Bible Outlines:  Federation Messenger, I and II Thess.
Folder 23: Insight, I’d like to have you meet NN --- April 1974

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Call Letters, 1939-1972],
[Series 2: Letters Sent Home When Overseas During WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 3: Military Orders, WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 4: WWII Period. Press Releases - C.B.I. Theater, 1943-1945],
[Series 5: Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines, 1962-1990],
[Series 6: Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages, 1941-1979],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence, 1933-1992],
[All]


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